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Begun in 1634, Oberammergau's Passion Play is performed every 10 years by its citizens
Begun in 1634, Oberammergau's Passion Play is performed every 10 years by its citizens

Welcome to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Bern, Montreux, and more!

Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon; enjoy exploring Salzburg’s historic and charming Old Town; and witness a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play.  Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad; delight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, Austria’s oldest; Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne’s Altstadt (Old Town); and enjoy traditional cuisine in one of Bern’s great restaurants.  Visit Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century, and savor a dinner featuring local cuisine and traditional cheese fondue. *

The Dome of the Hofburg Palace is Dwarfed by the Mountains Surrounding Innsbruck
The Dome of the Hofburg Palace is Dwarfed by the Mountains Surrounding Innsbruck

 

September 25 – October 4, 2020

 

Group #829993

Highlights include Bern, Château de Chillon, Montreux, Golden Pass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Bavaria, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Neuschwanstein Castle, and more; 10 days, 14 meals, hotel, air and taxes; passport required.  $5249; $6499 single - Save $200 if booked by December 27, 2017

A map of our trip - Bern, Lucerne, Lichtenstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Oberammergau, and Munich

 

  • Day 1: Overnight Flight

  • Days 2-4: Hotel Bern, Bern

  • Days 5-7: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

  • Day 8: Oberammergau Regional Hotel

  • Day 9: Moevenpick Hotel Munchen Airport, Munich

 

You'll visit Salzburg, one of the most beautiful Alpine cities you'll ever Visit!
You'll visit Salzburg, one of the most beautiful Alpine cities you'll ever Visit!

Day 1: Friday, September 25, 2020: Set out to experience Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria, and the Oberammergau Passion Play.  Your journey begins with an overnight flight.

Bern's Medieval Fountains are Spectacular to see!
Bern's Medieval Fountains are Spectacular to see!

Day 2: Saturday, September 26, 2020: Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the Swiss countryside.  The cobbled Old Town section is so well preserved that residents who lived here 500 years ago would still find it familiar today.  This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.  (D)

Don't Miss Bern Cathedral's Stained Glass Windows
Don't Miss Bern Cathedral's Stained Glass Windows

Day 3: Sunday, September 27, 2020: Explore Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens, and the Gothic cathedral which dominates Old Town’s skyline.  The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently.  Perhaps you will take the funicular ride up Gurten Mountain which affords beautiful views of Bern.  (B)

The Imposing Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva
The Imposing Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva

Day 4: Monday, September 28, 2020: Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary medieval Château de Chillon.  This princely residence faces the lake, but puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains.  Later, enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.  Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous traditional wood chalets.  This evening’s dinner is included at one of Bern’s great restaurants.  (B, D)

The Covered Chapel Bridge is one of the Iconic Sights to be found in Lucerne
The Covered Chapel Bridge is one of the Iconic Sights to be found in Lucerne
The Lion Memorial Commemorates the Swiss Guards
The Lion Memorial Commemorates the Swiss Guards

Day 5: Tuesday, September 29, 2020: Set out for Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”  Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour, and discover the hidden treasures of the city.  Lucerne has more than 800 years of history.  Explore such treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1833); the famous medieval Water Tower which has served as a prison, watchtower, and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard.  En route to Innsbruck, we make our way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps.  (B)

Innsbruck's Golden Roof Balcony a Must-See Destination
Innsbruck's Golden Roof Balcony a Must-See Destination

Day 6: Wednesday, September 30, 2020: This morning, it’s your choice.  Choose one of two leisurely walking tours: join a local guide as you discover the city’s history, culture, and popular attractions including Maria Theresien Strasse, the Hofburg, and the Golden Roof; or, you may embark on a tour focusing on Innsbruck’s unique architectural structures including the famous ski jump.  (B)

Mirabell Gardens are Popular for Tourists and Locals
Mirabell Gardens are Popular for Tourists and Locals

Day 7: Thursday, October 1, 2020: Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg.  Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in The Sound of Music); the quaint Getreidegasse (birthplace of Mozart); and many other highlights of this beautiful city.  Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to independently explore and enjoy Salzburg’s fabulous sights.  Complete your day with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the monks.  (B, D)

Oberammergau's Storybook Buildings have Frescoed Facades
Oberammergau's Storybook Buildings have Frescoed Facades

Day 8: Friday, October 2, 2020: Cross the border into Bavaria, Germany to the quaint village of Oberammergau.  This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play.  The original performance dates back to 1634.  During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days in the life of Christ.  The performers are all native to the village.  To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance.  During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.  (B, L, D)

Mad Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps
Mad Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian Alps

Day 9: Saturday, October 3, 2020: Begin your day with a visit to Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century.  It is the olny palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete.  Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation, with many sculptural elements showing workmanship of an incomparable artistic quality.  Next, enjoy free time to explore medieval Fussen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps.  Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle before gathering for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.  (B, D)

Day 10: Sunday, October 4, 2020:  Your tour comes to a close today.  (B)

The Oberammergau Passion Play is Expected to be the Highlight of this Tour!
The Oberammergau Passion Play is Expected to be the Highlight of this Tour!
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*This tour includes moderate physical activity.  The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time.  Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

Panoramic Views of Switzerland's Alps are yours aboard the Goldenpass Train
Panoramic Views of Switzerland's Alps are yours aboard the Goldenpass Train

Experience it!  GoldenPass Panoramic Train

This legendary train ride, one of Switzerland’s many scenic rides, connects central Switzerland and Lake Geneva.  Departing from Montreux, the train makes an exhilarating ascent through vineyards and country estates, traveling along the shimmering lake.  This journey takes you past weathered timber chalets with their flower-bedecked windows to Gstaad.  It’s just as you always imagined Switzerland.  Towering peaks and majestic fir trees reach toward a limitless sky.  Immerse yourself in all the breathtaking magnificence from the comfort of our seat on board the train.

The Obersalzburg Towers over the City of Salzburg - It's easily Reached by Tram
The Obersalzburg Towers over the City of Salzburg - It's easily Reached by Tram

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